What is Section 5?

The RMV's Section 5 Division gets its name from the statutory section number in chapter 90 of the Massachusetts General Laws that deals with "General Registrations," (Dealers, Repairers, Owner-Contractors, Farmers and Transporters).

The actual law is Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 5 but is often cited in print as MGL c.90, §5.

NEW Look for the Section 5 Certificate of Registration!

Starting 12/30/2015, SECTION 5 Certificates of Registration and Registration Applications will be printed on 8.5 x 11 white paper instead of the smaller card stock. This will eliminate the need for additional acknowledgments and signature pages in the envelope, as all information and signatures will be required on one page.

Section 5 Registration Renewal Checklist

In order to complete your renewal, please provide all of the following in the same envelope:

  • The signed Registration Application, stamped by your insurance agent
  • The completed Compliance Letter (if applicable)
  • Copy of current Dealer License (if applicable)
  • The appropriate fee

Renewal Mailing Information:

  • 2016 Dealer renewal applications will be mailed no later than 1/16/16
  • 2016 Owner-Contractor renewal applications will be mailed no later than 4/16/16
  • 2016 Transporter renewal applications will be mailed no later than 4/16/16
  • 2016 Farm renewal applications will be mailed no later than 7/16/16
  • 2016 Repair renewal applications will be mailed no later than 10/15/16

Important Information Regarding Financing 1/2014

Dealer Plate Advisory 5/2010


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